Royer Labs R-121

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Ribbon Microphone

  • Directional characteristic: Figure 8
  • Extremely low inherent noise
  • Ribbon element insensitive to heat and moisture
  • Ideal for guitar recordings, wind instruments, overheads and string instruments
  • Frequency range: 30 Hz - 15 kHz +/- 3 dB
  • Sensitivity: -54 dBv re. 1 V/pa +/- 1 dB
  • Output impedance: 300 Ohm @ 1 k (nominal)
  • Maximum SPL: > 135 dB
  • Length: 158 mm
  • Diameter: 25 mm
  • Weight: 245 g
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Incl. wooden box and protective cover
available since November 2001
Item number 136816
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£1,166
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An expensive but brilliant ribbon mic
Peter Glavanov 02.04.2021
R121 in combination with Shure SM57 is a standard for the recording of the perfect guitar sound. I also use it for acoustic guitar tracking along with another mic (Rode NTK)
This mic worth its money on 100% if you are professional.
If you wanna record both (sm57 and R121) together and always in phase I would recommend buying the Royer Labs SM-21 AxeMount as well.
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Floff 28.07.2020
Excellent quality and exquisite tone. Together with the SM57 (using the Axemount nut), they're a match made in heaven for guitar tones.
Prior to using the 121 I thought that being a ribbon it would need quite a lot of gain from the preamp. But I realized that actually my 121 needs a hair less gain than the SM57.
Mixing the 121 / SM57 pair results in an almost finished, polished guitar tone that sits in the mix perfectly.
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The best
Johnnyalucard 16.04.2018
Royer mics are the standard bearers for ribbon microphones and the R-121 is the daddy of them all. Incredible quality and they sound impeccable.

I use them on virtually any source apart from vocals where I'm slightly nervous of putting them anywhere near the vocalists mouth in case they blow on the ribbon!

Incredibly versatile, a thing of beauty, and paired with a good mic pre one of the all time classic recording devices.
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The Rolls Royce of Ribbon Microphones
Voodoo-Dete 17.04.2022
In a true class of its own! This Ribbon Mic is perfect for both Studio and Live applications. The purest of tonalities that captures the exact sound of whatever its put in front of just as your ears hear it. It projects the warmth and clarity across the whole range of frequencies in the most immaculate manner.
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